By Richard Zussman
Online Journalist based at B.C. Legislature Global News
December 13, 2018 1:27 am Updated: December 13, 2018 11:25 am
B.C. Premier John Horgan is not opposed to the idea of the province covering dental care as part of the provincial health care system.
Horgan was asked about the issue as part of a year-end interview with Global News.
“We have been looking at it and hopefully we will be able to do something about it in the next budget,” Horgan said.
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The Ontario NDP unveiled a campaign promise in March in to extend dental care to people in the country’s most populated province without insurance coverage.
The NDP estimated the plan would provide dental benefits to 4.5 million Ontarians at a cost of $1.2 billion.
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